What are the important events that happened on November 28? Here are historical events, facts, and some myths about this day.

November 28: Facts & Myths About This Day

November 28 is the 332nd day of the year 2017 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 33 days remaining until the end of this year. The day of the week is Tuesday.

Under the Julian calendar, this day is November 15, 2017 – a Tuesday. Both day of the week are the same but did you notice the difference with the Gregorian calendar?

When this day started, 419,952 hours has elapsed since midnight of January 1, 1970 – the Unix epoch.

Strange as it may, if we name this day after a polygon then it will be called ‘trihectatriacontadigon’ day.

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Sagittarius is the zodiac sign of a person born on this day. Topaz is the modern birthstone for this month. Pearl is the mystical birthstone from Tibetan origin that dates back over a thousand years.

According to the lunisolar Chinese calendar, there are 83 days remaining before the start of the next Chinese New Year.

The ancient Maya civilization believes that the end of the world will happen on December 21, 2012. There are now 1,803 days since this fabled cataclysmic event.

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November 28 Historical Events

  • 1582
    In Stratford-upon-Avon, William Shakespeare and Anne Hathaway pay a £40 bond for their marriage license.
  • 1660
    At Gresham College, 12 men, including Christopher Wren, Robert Boyle, John Wilkins, and Sir Robert Moray decide to found what is later known as the Royal Society.
  • 1814
    The Times in London is for the first time printed by automatic, steam powered presses built by the German inventors Friedrich Koenig and Andreas Friedrich Bauer, signaling the beginning of the availability of newspapers to a mass audience.
  • 1907
    In Haverhill, Massachusetts, scrap-metal dealer Louis B. Mayer opens his first movie theater.
  • 1912
    Albania declares its independence from the Ottoman Empire.
  • 1920
    Irish War of Independence: Kilmichael Ambush - The Irish Republican Army ambush a convoy of British Auxiliaries and kill seventeen.
  • 1943
    World War II: Tehran Conference – U.S. President Franklin D. Roosevelt, British Prime Minister Winston Churchill and Soviet leader Joseph Stalin meet in Tehran, Iran to discuss war strategy.
  • 1964
    Mariner program: NASA launches the Mariner 4 probe toward Mars.
  • 1989
    Cold War: Velvet Revolution – In the face of protests, the Communist Party of Czechoslovakia announces it will give up its monopoly on political power.
  • 1991
    South Ossetia declares independence from Georgia.

Who were born on November 28?

  • 1904
    James Eastland, American politician (d. 1986)
  • 1936
    Celin Romero, Spanish guitarist
  • 1960
    Kenny Wharton, English football coach
  • 1965
    Erwin Mortier, Belgian author
  • 1969
    Lexington Steele, American adult film actor
  • 1974
    Styles P, American rapper
  • 1975
    Sigurd Wongraven, Norwegian musician (Satyricon)
  • 1975
    Sunny Mabrey, American actress
  • 1979
    Chamillionaire, American rapper
  • 1988
    Christopher Stringini, American singer

Who died on November 28?

  • 1694
    Matsuo Bashō, Japanese poet (b. 1644)
  • 1852
    Emmanuil Xanthos, figure of the Greek War of Independence, co-founder of Filiki Eteria (b. 1772)
  • 1872
    Mary Fairfax Somerville, British scientific writer (b. 1780)
  • 1878
    Orson Hyde, American religious leader (b. 1805)
  • 1915
    Mubarak Al-Sabah “The Great”, Emir of Kuwait (b. 1896)
  • 1947
    Philippe Leclerc de Hauteclocque, French general (b. 1902)
  • 1978
    Antonio Vespucio Liberti, Argentine football executive (b. 1902)
  • 1986
    Herb Vigran, American actor (b. 1910)
  • 1994
    Jeffrey Dahmer, American serial killer (b. 1960)
  • 1998
    Kerry Wendell Thornley, co-founder of Discordianism (b. 1938)

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